Hello gentle readers. Do you have that song running through your head, now? Yeah? Well, then. My work here is done. *evil grin*
But really, the purpose of this post is to show a couple of comparisons that were requested by two of my lovely readers. Both comparisons are between green polishes so this will be a very green post. *rimshot* Yeah, I know... Get the hook.
Don't quit your day job, lady.
Where was I? Comparing greens. My first comparison is between two greens from recent China Glaze collections. One is Holly Day from the Let it Snow collection for this Winter/Holiday and the other is Starboard from last Spring's Anchors Away. Holly Day is on my index and ring, two coats. Starboard on my middle and pinkie, three coats. All polishes in these comparisons were topped with top coat and shot in my lightbox with my OttLight.
As you can see, these are both rich, creamy green crelly polishes, shiny and smooth. But that is where the similarities end. Holly Day is darker and a little cooler and Starboard is lighter and warmer.
Next up are Emerald Sparkle from Holiday 2009 (correct me if I am wrong, please?) Love You Snow Much collection and Glittering Garland from this year's Let it Snow. Emerald Sparkle, three coats is on my index and ring, Glittering Garland, two coats on my middle and pinkie.
As you can see these two beautiful, sparkling, shimmering green polishes are not twins, at all. Emerald Sparkle is a cool, clear, true emerald green jelly base packed with cool green small square glitter. This polish is very intensely green and saturated, yet clear, translucent, like it's namesake gemstone. Glittering Garland is also a green jelly base. But this one is greyed a little dirty, a little warmer. The shimmer is a glass fleck with a bit of duochrome. Again, both stunning beauties but not alike.
If you love green polish, you can't go wrong with any of these. These are all beautiful and have their place in any polish collection. All of these polishes have fabulous formulas and are all worth owning.
I hope that I covered everything. If you have any questions, please feel free to shoot me a comment and I will try to answer your questions as best I can. Tomorrow, I think that I am going to show some polishes I picked up from the new Revlon Spice it Up collection that I found in my local Walgreen's over my Birthday Week.
Thank you so much for popping in. Have a terrific day and may your polish never bubble.
One Of These Things is Not Like the Others
Posted by Erika Costello at 8:47 AM
Hi, I'm Erika. I'm a wife, empty nester mom, beauty blogger, wannabe amateur photographer and full time staff to a frowsy orange tabby cat. Join me as I explore the wonders of the beautiful things that land on my dressing table.